Aviation ELeather is engineered leather which comes on rolls 30 metres long by 1.4 metres wide. ELeather has developed a lightweight product specifically for the aviation industry which meets FAR 25.853(a)/Appendix F Part 1.
ELeather cuts aircraft operating costs as the aircraft are carrying less weight.
ELeather weighs 500gsm compared to natural leather which is 850-900gsm.
With 3 square metres of upholstery per economy seat you'll save 1.2 kg in weight compared to traditional leather.
For a 150 seat aircraft this is a weight saving of 180 kg. If operational hours per annum are 3600, each aircraft could save USD$33,696 in fuel and other expenses.
The production process uses recycled wet blue leather which is fiberised and then hydro-entangled through a mesh core without using adhesives.
95% of the process water is recycled and waste streams are converted into energy which is fed back into the process.
ELeather has currently developed 48 colours and a wide selection of grains.
For large orders colour and grain can be customised.